When Amanda Cochran acquired Salt Creek Cottage in 2020, she understood the assets had potential to grow to be a getaway befitting of its idyllic area at the southern gateway to Victoria’s Grampians (Gariwerd).
Current renovations from the previous proprietor experienced taken the ‘dilapidated’ Victorian to a in close proximity to new point out and extra on a new extension to the rear, showcasing a gentle-stuffed, open up-system kitchen, eating and living place. But it was nonetheless a blank canvas ‘with all-white every little thing and timber floors’.
A regional to the region and founder of way of life and homewares manufacturer, The Grampians Products Co., Amanda established about bringing character back again into the two-bedroom abode with the assist of Lynda Gardener and Belle Hemming Brilliant. She preferred to reference the property’s record and the rugged landscape of its surrounds. For her, this went beyond guaranteeing the boutique accommodation was cosy and at ease, creating a ‘story’ that motivated the retreat’s rustic allure.
Inside the weatherboard cottage, ‘familiar elements’ of antique furnishings, moody aspect partitions, vintage portraits, and recycled wool tartan blankets from The Grampians Products Co. support make readers truly feel at residence.
Amanda also thought of aspects an imagined housekeeper of Salt Creek Cottage would provide, making certain friends have refreshing bread and connoisseur pantry materials in the course of their stay. There’s even some aged native botanical sketches or expedition equipment like maps, outdated compasses and journals as reminders of another period.
In addition to tranquil evenings by the fire, and obtain to the ‘stunning walks’ of the close by Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, Amanda states a emphasize of Salt Creek Cottage is its perception of full escapism.
‘Guests are delighted with the house due to the fact of the feeling of pleasure that arrives from stepping into an impressed, clever inside that has a whimsical element and tells a tale,’ she suggests.
‘I hope that what the cottage offers goes past the stock typical perception of luxurious or indulgence, adding a layer of playfulness and adventure for the friends that permits them to examine those people components of by themselves.’